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### A interesting...

If we know
1=5
2=25
3=125
4=625

Q: 5=?

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Is it ok if I using calculator?

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Got it

1=5=5^1
2=25=5^2
3=125=5^3
4=625=5^4
>>>> 5=5^5=3125

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### Re: A interesting...

waiting4sunny wrote:If we know
1=5
2=25
3=125
4=625

Q: 5=?

5=1
Nothing lasts forever...

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### Re: A interesting...

Arale wrote:
waiting4sunny wrote:If we know
1=5
2=25
3=125
4=625

Q: 5=?

5=1

you are right guy!

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### Re: A interesting...

waiting4sunny wrote:If we know
1=5
2=25
3=125
4=625

Q: 5=?

I am a little confused by this one! I would assume that it would go up like this:
1. 5
2. 25
3. 125
4. 625
5. 3,750

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### Re: A interesting...

shazzam1452 wrote:
waiting4sunny wrote:If we know
1=5
2=25
3=125
4=625

Q: 5=?

I am a little confused by this one! I would assume that it would go up like this:
1. 5
2. 25
3. 125
4. 625
5. 3,750

It's a tricky part. You think it would go by order from 1 to 5, but by that person's reply I think it fools you. It's because if 1=5 then 5=1 in reverse. Like in muliplication, 1X5=5 and 5X1=5; they're the same. I think this is how it goes....

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So nothing to do with math? No power, no root, just a reversed list?

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Hardi wrote:So nothing to do with math? No power, no root, just a reversed list?

It seems like it...

Shazzam
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I see. The question was a little confusing then. I agree with Hardi.

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shazzam1452 wrote:I see. The question was a little confusing then. I agree with Hardi.

It's in the game forum, so I think it's supposed to be tricky....

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I was fooled Great question, waiting4sunny

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I'm sorry it just a trick.